Am I making any sense?

I am frequently reminded that what is clear as a bell to me makes sometimes makes little or no sense to someone else. There is always a chance the the other person is not listening, not able to listen, or just unreceptive…period.

There is nothing I can do about them. My job is to work diligently to refine my message and master the methods, words and pictures used to communicate it. That begins with looking at what I am trying to write or say through the lens of my audience. And it never hurts to ask: “Am I making any sense?”

Am I making any sense?